Chiefs Hold First Place After Beating Rams

From the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis

Their offensive leader returned and that helped put a little spark back in the Chiefs offense on Sunday as they traveled down I-70 and returned home with a 27-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Eleven days after his appendectomy, QB Matt Cassel started for the Chiefs and led them to a pair of second quarter touchdowns that allowed K.C. to control the game. They never lost the momentum in putting away their ninth victory of the season.  What also helped is they got their running game going again, picking up over 210 yards, including an 80-yard run by Jamaal Charles.

Defensively, they held the Rams to a single offensive touchdown and DE Wallace Gilberry had a big day with three sacks and FS Kendrick Lewis contributed a pair of fourth quarter interceptions of St. Louis QB Sam Bradford.

At 9-5, they retain their one-game lead over the San Diego Chargers in the AFC West and they returned to Kansas City knowing their final two regular-season games will be played at Arrowhead Stadium where they are now 6-0 on the season.

In losing, the Rams are now 6-8 but they remain alive in the NFC West because they have two division games left against San Francisco and Seattle

As always there were plenty of story lines coming out of this game. Here’s our coverage:

10 Responses to “Chiefs Hold First Place After Beating Rams”

  • December 19, 2010  - Rick says:

    Nice road win for the young Chiefs. Now we have two home games left that we should win. It would be quite impressive if in their 2nd season, the new regime could post a record of 11-5 and make the post season.

  • December 19, 2010  - el cid says:

    Cassel is one tough guy. Maybe we should get him operated on before next week.

  • December 19, 2010  - Petey says:

    Much respect to Matt Cassel. What a gutty performance, not crisp, but gutty. No issues tucking, running and taking hits today when necessary.

    Good team win.

  • December 19, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    I was thoroughly impressed with Cassel. I was woried for a bit but then the team FINALLY woke up from last week n the first quarter of this game. I feel much better now!!!

  • December 19, 2010  - Rick says:

    Yeah, that first quarter was pretty ugly. But, after the 4th down conversion they got it going on both sides of the ball and got a sweet road win against a motivated opponent.

  • December 19, 2010  - Edward says:

    Cassell showed alot of heart doing what he did. I don’t think their has every been an NFL player that returned this soon after having that kind of surgery. I been on the the Cassel wagon since last yr but his toughness I’d really admire Love this guy as a QB.

  • December 19, 2010  - Michael says:

    Just a little bit of difference when Cassel plays instead of Croyle. Cassel lifts the entire team, gets the offense in and out of plays, moves guys around, and exemplifies a do whatever it takes attitude. I was particularly impressed with how Cassel moved around in the pocket, sliding or climbing the pocket as needed. To top it off, taking off and running when needed. Had to hurt some.

  • December 20, 2010  - bhive01 says:

    I don’t know what the hell happened last week, but this is the way we should play. Perhaps the SD D was just too much for us, but Cassel came out and inspired the team. This was a team win too. Other than those first two drives the Rams got nothing done all day. It’s nice to see some better performances from the D-line. Hali didn’t get to Bradford much, but you could tell Sam was waiting for him to show up and plow him into the turf. I went to bed very happy last night with our 1 game lead on the Bolts.

  • December 20, 2010  - el cid says:

    Do not forget Gilberry at DE. Maybe Cassel got him going, don’t know, most DL would have loved that kind of day.

  • December 20, 2010  - Rick says:

    4 tickets for sale to the upcoming Titans game. Section 344 row 6 seats 1-4. I will be in North Carolina but you can bet I will be at Raiders game!!!

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